Metin Kucukkaya

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A retrospective review of 40 children aged 4 to 10 years with 46 femur fractures treated with open reduction and plate fixation is presented. Follow-up time was 6.3 years (range 2.5-17.5). There were no nonunions. One case of osteomyelitis and one refracture occurred. Leg-length discrepancy averaging 1.2 cm (range 0.4-1.8), with lengthening on the operated(More)
The condition known as longitudinal epiphyseal bracket or delta phalanx is a rare congenital anomaly that affects the tubular bones of hand or foot. Metatarsal epiphyseal bracket restrains longitudinal growth, causing progressive deformity and resulting in a short, broad metatarsal and a medially deviated metatarsophalangeal joint and hallux magnus.(More)
Nine feet of eight patients with neurologic foot deformities caused from poliomyelitis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and traumatic nerve injury were treated with V-osteotomy and the Ilizarov method. A painless and plantigrade foot was obtained in all but one patient. A residual deformity occurred in this case because of the soft-tissue problems during the(More)
Traditional segment transport methods pose major soft tissue and bone problems related to the pin or K wire that fixes the transported bone segment through the soft tissue, especially excursion of the K wire. We designed the cable bone transport technique to prevent these problems and to increase patient comfort. Thirteen patients with bone defects (11 in(More)
The efficacy of the Ilizarov method in the management of the long bone defect is well established. There have been rare reports about the use of the Ilizarov method in the bone defect caused from childhood osteomyelitis. In this article, the authors present results of seven patients with childhood chronic hematogenous osteomyelitis of the tibia who were(More)
The technique of lengthening over an antegrade nail is used widely for distraction osteogenesis of the femur. Most reported complications of this technique are related to Schanz pins. We hypothesized that reducing the number of Schanz pins would enable successful distraction with fewer complications. To this purpose, we describe a new technique for(More)
The treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head in children is still being debated. We performed articulated distraction in 11 children with avascular necrosis of the femoral head between March 1994 and February 1997. The reasons for avascular necrosis were: Perthes disease in eight patients, fracture of the femoral neck in two, and complication(More)
The ANK device was developed for the treatment of fractures of the lateral malleolus occurring with rupture of the syndesmosis. While it provides the anatomic reduction of the fracture and the syndesmosis, it allows the physiologic movements of the fibula. It is not used for comminuted fractures of the lateral malleolus and in cases where fibular medullary(More)
BACKGROUND Specific anatomic variations of the ankle mortise may predispose people to ankle sprains. HYPOTHESIS There is a correlation between a higher malleolar index (posteriorly positioned fibula) and incidence of ankle sprain. STUDY DESIGN Prospective case control study. METHODS We compared the malleolar index (transverse plane of the talus) on(More)
OBJECTIVES This retrospective review evaluates the efficiency of standard intramedullary Kirschner wires for the treatment of unstable diaphyseal forearm fractures in children. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Large teaching and research hospital in Turkey. PATIENTS Thirty-one patients with diaphyseal forearm fractures were treated by surgical(More)